Memoirs of Andrew Winpenny, Count de Deux Sous. by the Author of 'Ned Clinton'

Memoirs of Andrew Winpenny, Count de Deux Sous. by the Author of 'Ned Clinton'

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...was the Columbine, as also the Carthagena packet, which Captain Quirorga pillaged and scuttled. The eldest Quaker, seeing I was interested in the conversation, and, mistaking me for an innocent youth about terminating his education, good-naturedly observed to me, that pirates, after the aristocracy and the stipended national church they had been talking of, were the greatest thieves and scourges mankind could be afflicted with; and he added, that he trusted it would always be my good fortune to steer clear of the whole three. I always possessed much self-command; yet I could not forbear laughing at the worthy gentleman's comparisons, and, telling him I felt thankful for his good wishes towards me, and would endeavour to steer my course in life clear of the dreadful rocks he had pointed out, I made my bow, and proceeded to a remote quarter of the deck; for really I was afraid that in some way I should be discovered, if I staid longer with such shrewd observers of mankind as were these Quakers. The journey between New York and Philadelphia, though an affair of only ten hours' duration, is remarkable for being made in two steam-vessels, and the voyagers having to travel by coach a distance of six or eight miles midway from one of these vessels to the other, that is, from the North River to the Delaware, by which the traveller reaches the last city. There are two ways of voyaging between these places; one is by Burdenton, the town wherein Joseph Bonaparte long resided, and freely expended a part of that large fortune his labour never earned; the other road is by the way of Trenton. This it was by which I passed; and at the time in question there resided there a more philanthropic man than ever was Joseph Bonaparte, or than were the whole of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540549
  • 9781236540546